Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

In a war-torn Syria, it is easy to imagine the horrors that humans have to endure on a daily basis. No imaging, however, can possibly compares to the savagery that is reality. This savagery of war is not something that only effects the loves of humans, it is something that also effects the lives of […]

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

by Shams Farid

The civil war in Syria has caused millions of Syrians to flee their war-torn country. Images of men, women and children living in camps, walking vast distances and risking perilous journeys to safety are commonplace.   Syria has an ancient food culture and was once — believe it or not — a bread basket for the Middle […]

These Iftar Pictures in War-Ravaged Syria Will Break Your Heart and Warm It at the Same Time

These Iftar Pictures in War-Ravaged Syria Will Break Your Heart and Warm It at the Same Time

by Farah Andil

Striking images of residents in the besieged town of Douma having Iftar on a colorful table surrounded by the destruction that has taken Syria by storm- a suburb in the Syrian capital Damascus – have went viral.   The Iftar feast was organized by a Syrian NGO which was founded in 2012 to aid affected […]

VIDEO: Powerful Campaign Shows How Ramadan Is Not the Same in Syria

VIDEO: Powerful Campaign Shows How Ramadan Is Not the Same in Syria

In Egypt, the streets filled with ‘fawanees’ (Ramadan lanterns), the plethora of Ramadan’s TV series and programs, and the range of desserts, food, and restaurants, push us to exist and reside in our own bubbles. Those bubbles in turn compel us to assume that everyone around the world is blessed enough to enjoy a comfortable […]

Oh My Rainbows, The Unicorn Milkshake Is Now Available in the Middle East

Oh My Rainbows, The Unicorn Milkshake Is Now Available in the Middle East

  Usually, kids have the monopoly on sugar-related hissy fits. But fully grown adults in the US gave them a run for their money as they went fifty shades of cray cray over Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino.   The drink looks like something out of a fairy tale. It starts out as purple with blue swirls, with […]

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

The civil war in Syria has left more than just a death toll and destroyed cities. It has also left in its wake a refugee crisis that is considered to be the biggest since World War II.   This crisis of diaspora and dispossession was worsened by the wave of conservative nationalism sweeping the most […]

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

When we think of children in a war-torn country, we think of photographs containing images of devastation, hunger, poverty, and lost innocence.   Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian refugee currently residing in Turkey, has put words to these images.     Bana’s words have proved just how much narrative and personal perspective matter, when it […]

US Launches Cruise Missiles at Syrian Air Base in Response to Chemical Attack

US Launches Cruise Missiles at Syrian Air Base in Response to Chemical Attack

  Around 59 Tomahawk missiles have been fired against targets of the Syrian regime. President Donald Trump ordered military action against the Assad regime as a response to the devastating chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun; which is believed to have been executed by the government forces. The missiles have been fired at an air base […]

‘Chemical Attack’ in Syria Kills at Least 58 People

‘Chemical Attack’ in Syria Kills at Least 58 People

More than 50 people were reportedly killed after planes carrying weaponry that was laced with unidentified chemicals raided Khan Sheikhun, according to Al Khaleej. This is one of the largest mass casualty incidents that has ever happened in the six-year conflict.   According to medical workers, the attack happened Tuesday morning on Khan Sheikhun in […]

Peace by Chocolate: Syrian Refugee Launches Canada’s Hottest Chocolate Company

By: Rana El Hawary

It’s sad that when we think of Syria now, we think of tragic narratives of a devastated city, torn apart by civil war. We think of refugees, a dispossessed people, and a group of kids who have lost years and years of schooling, and childhood.   Fortunately, however, there are two sides to every story. […]

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